Teachings In The Air is a new podcast focusing on Indigenous health and wellness that aims to inspire, motivate, and empower men to be sound in mind, body and spirit - because that's what healthy means.
The goal of this podcast is to bring a light to listeners about the negative and harmful habits of the colonizers manifesting themselves in our lives in a detrimental way to ourselves as individuals, to our families and communities, and ultimately, to our mother the earth.
This podcast is for all of the students out there - from kindergarten to post-secondary. While Gerry discusses some of the barriers and challenges Indigenous peoples continue to face in accessing education through high school, college or university, there's always hope and opportunities to rise above.
“It’s a natural feeling for all of us to feel pain, but it doesn’t mean we have to stay there. When we disown our pain, that’s when we become isolated. We must embrace that pain and let it happen; then, we can direct our life again.”
Colonization disrupted our Indigenous systems of governance through acts of genocide, and Gerry unpacks how these difficult experiences have determined some destructive behaviors today, and what to do about this.